Lincoln, Nebraska - Climate Variation - Climate Change                
 
 
The Welcome to Lincoln sign at Lincoln's Municipal airport. Photo K. Dewey

The purpose of this Internet site is to examine the climate data for Lincoln, Nebraska in an attempt to determine the recent trends in the data and discover any evidence of "Global Warming" in our local region and any evidence of increased variability in the climate system.  Climatologists call this process "searching for a climate change signal amidst the noise of climate variability".  When possible, trend lines are included on the various graphs to illustrate the recent trends in the data.

Consider a medical example.  A series of medical tests are given to a patient.  Some of the tests indicate that there is a problem, some indicate everything is fine and some are inconclusive.  In a similar manner,  do not expect all of the data to exhibit warming trends in the Lincoln climate data.  However, significant warming is evident in the analysis of much of the data.  Click thorough the links and discover an open, unbiased, review of all of the Lincoln climate data.  That is, examples of a lack of climate warming and  lack of increased variability are also included in this report.

All of the data on this page are from the official NWS data archives for Lincoln, NE

Additional data for Lincoln, NE can be found at the HPRCC web site.



Temperature
Frequency of Days, Minimum Temperature 32 F or Lower Frequency of Days Minimum Temperature 0 F or Lower
Frequency of Days, Maximum Temperature 90 F or Higher Frequency of Days, Minimum Temperature 70 F or Higher
Frequency of Days, Maximum Temperature 100 F or Higher Length of Growing Season
Date of Last Freeze in the Spring Date of First Freeze in the Autumn
Date of the First 90 F or Higher Temperature Date of the Last 90 F or Higher Temperature
Annual Range in Temperatures Average Annual Minimum Temperature
Average Annual Maximum Temperatures Average Annual Mean Temperature
Average Spring Temperatures Average Autumn Temperatures
Average Summer Temperatures Average Winter Temperatures
Seasonal and Annual Record Highs Seasonal and Annual Record Lows
Coldest Temperature Each Year Hottest Temperature Each Year
Spring Range in Temperature Summer Range in Temperature
Autumn Range in Temperature Winter Range in Temperature
Monthly Ranges (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June) Monthly Ranges  (Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec)
Annual Range in Temperature Monthly Temperatures Compared to Normal (Table)

 
Snowfall and Snow Depth
Date of First Snowfall Date of Last Snowfall
Frequency of Days with 1 Inch or Larger Snowfall Annual Snowfall Totals
Frequency of Days with 3 Inches or Larger Snowfall Frequency of Days with 2 Inches or larger Snowfall
Length of Snow Free Season Frequency of Days with Measurable Snowfall
Frequency of Days with 1 Inch or Larger Snow Depth Frequency of Days with 2 inch or Larger Snow Depth
Frequency of Days with 4 Inches or Larger Snow Depth Frequency of Days with 6 Inches or Larger Snow Depth
   

 
Other Precipitation Data
Frequency of Days With Measureable Precipitation Frequency of Days With Heavy Precipitation (0.50 inches+)
Frequency of Days With Heavy Precipitation (0.75 inches+)
   
Applied Climate Science 
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